Healthy Schools Officer (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough)

Full Time Role (40 hours per week). 

This post will:

This role will support the partnership work within the Healthy Schools Service with the aim of both facilitating the improvement of health, well-being and safety of children within primary and secondary schools and reducing the health inequalities, within an assigned locality. The role will require working collaboratively with colleagues, sub-contractors and the Healthy Schools coordinator across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have experience of working within schools
  • Have used behaviour change models within a work context.
  • Are flexible with good time management and planning skills
  • Have experience of providing health promoting initiatives/services in the local community.
  • Have experience in building, developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders and a diverse range of groups, organisations and agencies
  • Are able to talk confidently to diverse groups and individuals, maintaining key messages
  • Have experience of training and delivery of courses both face to face and virtually
  • Have strong IT skills

Is this role for you?

To apply:  For more information and to download the job description please visit our website. Work With Us – Everyone Health and email your CV and supporting statement to [email protected] and [email protected]

Closing date: Wednesday 9th March

Please note: We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.


Healthy Schools Officer


The post-holder will support the planning, co-ordination, and evaluation of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Schools Service


  • Support the Healthy Schools Coordinator to ensure the Health Schools Service is of high profile and there is strong awareness of the multi-agency work involved.
  • Work collaboratively with partner organisations to ensure consistent service delivery is implemented, both strategically and operationally.
  • Be responsible for the promotion and delivery of the youth smoking/vaping prevention and cessation programmes across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and work collaboratively with external specialist services.
  • Deliver and be accountable for the achievement of an agreed set of KPIs  – particularly for the youth smoking/vaping prevention and cessation programmes -that contribute to the achievement of total KPIs across the Healthy Schools programme.
  • Be an ambassador for the service; develop and maintain professional links with key partners / stakeholders, community groups / networks and forums, to continue and further develop the multi-agency approach to working which has been established.
  • Contribute to the development of a comprehensive directory of up to date evidence based information as well as resource and activity material which schools can use to support the implementation of the Health Education curriculum.
  • Ensure a commitment to equal opportunities and inclusivity is reflected at all stages of project planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation, in line with agreed service standards.
  • Take an active part in extending professional knowledge and assist colleagues with ongoing skill development.
  • Comply with the requirements of the 6 C’s – Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment.
  • Contribute to the growth of the Healthy Schools Service by working collaboratively and supportively with colleagues to develop the service with involvement in and management of relevant projects where necessary.
  • Promote the wider Healthy You Lifestyle Services as applicable to school staff.



  • Ability to motivate and support schools to embed programmes that provide opportunities for young people to make healthier life choices.
  • Excellent written, verbal, non-verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Good communicator with children and young people, parents and carers; to build trust and ongoing relationships.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and sensitively with a range of school staff and partner organisations; modifying plans and delivery content to align with emerging needs.
  • Planning and organisational skills, with the ability to set objectives, prioritise, provide sound judgement and decision-making, often within tight timescales.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with proven ability to work effectively with all levels of colleagues, including effective partnerships with other agencies and service providers.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and ability to be flexible, and exercise sound judgement and decision-making.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, valuing the contribution of others.
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative, as well as a highly effective team member, working collaboratively to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to working, with a “can do” attitude.
  • Uphold confidentiality and demonstrate respect for all people regardless of background or circumstances


  • Sound knowledge of challenges to achieving health improvement of young people and their families.
  • Awareness and knowledge of religious and cultural diversity and how this could affect information giving.
  • Knowledge of the statutory guidance for Health Education and the standards of the OFSTED framework
  • Experience of working with young people and their families in a variety of settings
  • Computer literate and able to use databases, social media and on-line conferencing platforms
  • Knowledge and understanding of Child Protection and Confidentiality
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Data Protection Act and Information Governance.


  • Experience working within a school setting
  • Experience in promoting health improvement services and campaigns
  • Use of behaviour change models within a work context.
  • Have experience in building, developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders and a diverse range of groups, organisations and agencies
  • Have experience of training and delivery of courses
  • Evidence of implementing changes to achieve an improved outcome – in relation to the health and /or education of others.
  • Experience of working to time managed performance targets and achieving these.


  • Diploma or degree of Higher Education (desirable)
  • Training qualification (desirable)


  • Highly motivated self-starter with resilience, determination and the ability to see tasks through to completion.
  • Role occasionally incorporates evening / weekend working, with variable high levels of travel across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, working in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to travel across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as required
  • Driving Licence and access to a car with ‘business insurance’ for work.
  • Flexibility to support the Integrated Lifestyle Service in Cambridgeshire, as business requires.
  • Evidence of a personal commitment to continuing professional development and to maintaining an up-to-date professional knowledge especially in relation to smoking and vaping data/ trends.
  • This post involves working with children and young people / and as such the post holder will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level (DBS).


Everyone Health Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the adults, young people and children who use the services. All staff have a responsibility to report any identified concerns of abuse or exploitation through the appropriate route in line with the respective policies and procedures.  Any student disclosures must be escalated in accordance with school protocols.

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